Industries and organizations struggle to remain viable and competitive. Toyota Motor Company developed Lean Thinking and its continuous incremental improvement of processes through relentless settings, businesses benefit from applying lean prinicples to their organizations. This paper presents an overview of lean methodologies with a focus on Value Stream Mapping (VSM). It discusses the benefits that might be realized when an IS organization supports lean methods and shows how VSM can play an important function in evaluating current and future Information System processes.

Date of creation, presentation, or exhibit



Proceeding of the Society for Advancement of Management International Business Conference Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

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Conference Paper

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Accounting (SCB)


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